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Admissions

Saracens High School now has a full year group for September 2018 Year 7 entry. If you apply now, you will automatically be put onto the waiting list. To apply, please click here .

Saracens High School admission arrangements for 2019.

Introductory Statement

Saracens High School is a co-educational, all-ability school for children aged 11-18. 

Admissions numbers

The school has an admission number of 150 for entry in Year 7 (2019 entry).

The school will accordingly admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications. Where fewer applicants than the published admission number(s) for the relevant year group are received, the Academy Trust will offer places at the school to all those who have applied.

Application process

The local authority (London Borough of Barnet) as part of the Pan-London e-admissions system.

The closing date for applications is 31/10/2018. Applications received by 31/10/2018 will be treated equally and applications received after this date will be treated as late and dealt with according to the London Borough of Barnet’s rules.

Details on how to apply can be found here.

All applications must be via Barnet's eAdmissions portal here.

Offers will be made on 01/03/2019.

Oversubscription criteria 

When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or a Statement of Special Educational Needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below

In priority order:

  • Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order.
  • Priority will next be given to children based on their exceptional medical or social needs. Each application must include evidence, from a medical specialist or social worker of the child’s need and why they must attend this school rather than any other, based on those needs. If evidence is not submitted to the local authority with the application, a child’s medical or social needs cannot be considered.
  • Priority will next be given to the siblings of pupils attending the school at the time the application is received [where an older sibling is in year 13, siblings will not be prioritised under this criterion].
  • Priority will next be given to the children of staff who have been recruited to fill a skill-shortage area.
  • Other children.

Tie-break

If in categories 2-5 above a tie-break is necessary to determine which child is admitted, the child living closest to the school will be given priority for admission.

Distance is measured in a straight line between the address point for the child’s home, supplied by Ordnance Survey, to the school’s measuring point (Easting 521749 / Northing 190788), using the Council’s computerised geographical information system.

Applicants from the same block of flats, or applicants who live the same distance from the school will be selected in random order using Barnet Council’s computerised system and places will be offered accordingly.

Random allocation will not be applied to multiple birth siblings (twins and triplets etc.) from the same family tied for the final place. We will admit them all and exceed our PAN.

Arrangements for admission to sixth form (2023)

The school must admit any pupils with an education health and care plan naming it.

All other pupils must meet the following academic criteria to be offered a place:

  • 5 GCSEs including English and Maths (Grades 9-5).

Pupils will also be expected to have achieved at least a grade 5 in any subject they wish to study.

Pupils not having a grade 5 in their chosen subjects will be offered alternative subjects (if available) for which they have met the required standard.

Where there are more eligible pupils than places, the oversubscription criteria above will determine who is admitted.

Late applications

All applications received by the local authority after the deadline will be considered to be late applications.

Late applications will be considered after those received on time. If, following consideration of all applicants the school is oversubscribed, parents may request that their child is placed on the school’s waiting list.

Admission of children outside their normal age group

Parents may request that their child is admitted outside their normal age group.

To do so parents should include a request with their application, specifying why admission out of normal year group is being requested and the year group in which they wish their child to be allocated a place.

In Year Admissions

The school will remain part of the co-ordinated In Year admissions scheme. 

Application forms can be accessed via e-admissions system.  Parents should complete the online application form. Places for In Year Admissions will be offered using the Oversubscription Criteria above.

Waiting lists

The School will operate a waiting list.

Where the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the end of the academic year. This will be maintained by the Academy Trust and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child’s name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

Children’s position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.  The waiting list will be reordered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria whenever anyone is added to or leaves the waiting list.

Appeals

All applicants refused a place have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel constituted and operated in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.

Click for an information leaflet about the Appeals Process.

Click for our Appeals Form.

Notes: Home address

The home address is where a child normally lives. 

Where a child lives with parents with shared parental responsibility, each for part of a week, the address where the child lives is determined using a joint declaration from the parents stating the pattern of residence. If a child’s residence is split equally between both parents, then parents will be asked to determine which residential address should be used for the purpose of admission to school. If no joint declaration is received where the residence is split equally by the closing date for applications, the home address will be taken as the address where the child is registered with the doctor. If the residence is not split equally between both parents then the address used will be the address where the child spends the majority of the school week.

Sibling

‘Sibling’ means a natural brother or sister, a half brother or sister, a legally adopted brother or sister or half-brother or sister, a step brother or sister or other child living in the same household as part of the same family who, in any of these cases, will be living at the same address at the date of their application for a place.

Medical and Social Need

‘Social need’ does not include a parent’s wish that a child attends the school because of a child’s aptitude or ability or because their friends attend the school. 

‘Medical need’ does not include mild medical conditions